What Technology Wants Illustrated Edition

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Editorial Reviews


"A bold new book ... an engaging journey through the history of 'the technium,' a term [Kelly] uses to describe the 'global, massively interconnected system of technology vibrating around us.'" 
-The New York Times Book Review 

"Kevin Kelly "radically rethinks the relationship between humans and technology ... Kelly's concept of the technium and his description of how it attains autonomy are original and timely." 

"... an exuberant book." 
-The Washington Post 

"...consistently provocative and intriguing." 
-The Economist

About the Author

Kevin Kelly is the cofounder of Wired magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Science, Time, and The Wall Street Journal. His previous books include the bestselling New Rules for the New Economy.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0143120174
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143120179
  • Product Dimensions : 5.49 x 0.89 x 8.43 inches
  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Illustrated Edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: : English
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5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable speculation on the evolution of systems
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